Can I use levofloxacin along with nitrofurantoin for uti?

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Alwayas go for urine c/s first. Gold standard before starting antibiotics. These days we do use antibiotic combinations. First check interaction between them. Before prescribing then. Adjust as per c/s report . In private practice there's a lot of pressure from patients. Even the best sccumb to malpractice

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It is better to use one antibiotic at a time If one antibiotic is not effective then stop that antibiotic and start a new one Combination of antibiotics is used when there is synergistic effect of antibiotic for example cefalosporin and penicillin act on cell membrane and makes it weak, this increases the penetration of aminoglycoside antibiotic in to the cells which increases activity of aminoglycoside antibiotic, so they have synergistic effect which increases the efficiency of antibiotic So monocef (ceftriaxone) can be combined with Amikacin (Aminoglycoside)

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I don't think it's a fair and rational to take two anti septic drugs for UTI to take to Heather. First get your urine be tested for C.& S....Which ever of the either two is more sensitive to the colonial culture..Just start..

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No. If faced with a non responding uti, better go for a urine culture. If that can't be done you can add with Nitrofurantoin, inj amikacin given im od x 5 days, for gram negative coverage and to inhibit drug resistance. Before giving amikacin, get rft done for kidney function. Reassess after 5 days.

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NO .. AS .. EFFECTIVENESS LOWERS .. USE .. ALONE .. EITHER .. LEVOFLOXACIN .. OR .. NITROFURANTOIN ..

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You can use these drugs together as both have different mechanism of action and class of drugs.

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No, use either one Urinary antiseptic, these two combinations not compatible. Better to fo Urine C/S test & accordingly use antibiotic as per sensitivity test.

Use as a single molecule for better efficasy & to avoid interaction .

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N F T alone is sufficiently able to control UTI

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NFT as sustained release tab bd is very effective in uti.

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